Nakhane has dropped new song “Do You Well,” a collaboration with Perfume Genius. Produced by Emre Türkmen, formerly of Years & Years, with additional production by Nile Rodgers. It marks the second collaboration between Nakhane and Rogers following "Tell Me Your Politik," released earlier this year. A wrestling-themed video for "Do You Well" can be seen below.
In a statement Nakhane said they wanted to defy expectations when working with Perfume Genius. "I always thought singing with him would be a beautiful thing," they said. "I liked that it’s a song that was not necessarily what people would expect from us: a sad, trauma-mining ballad. Instead I wanted us to make a banger.
"Parts of the lyrics were a humorous take on how deceptive club lighting can be. We all look a little different under those strobes lights. I was making fun of myself, and turned that metaphor into something literal and somewhat base."
Speaking about the video, they added: "I wanted to explore the intersection of violence and sensuality, the dance of courting someone before you actually have sex with them. It was inspired by a lot of gay-themed films, where we normally see characters wrestling with their inner dialogue before they give in to their desires. So I said why not make that wrestling literal? Of course the inspiration for that was how homoerotic wrestling is."